Another important first

The kids were great for our crack-of-dawn flight yesterday, and not long after arriving at my dad’s house, we decided to go out for lunch at a favorite old haunt.  Herm’s Palace is a burger/hot-dog joint that is practically like family.  In fact, my dad’s surprise 30th birthday party was held there, back when the original “Herm” was still alive, and before I was!  My dad and his buddies still go there all the time, though instead of the big Italian beef sandwich, he usually gets an “Epstein,” a heart-healthy chicken and pita dish that they all got together and created when heart attacks hit the group.

Anyways, they were so happy to see the grandkids, and toasted up a nice grilled cheese for them.  Scott, the son of the original owner, has been there forever.  He remembers your entire order without writing it down, repeats it perfectly to the short-order cooks, and whenever you get around to it (like after you’ve eaten), he repeats it again and adds up the total in his head.  Naturally, we had to get a picture with Scott to commemorate the kids’ first trip to Herm’s.

Rebecca and Daniel with Scott at Big Herm's

Rebecca and Daniel with Scott at Big Herm's



Filed under Family, Good times, Infants, Milestones, Travel

4 responses to “Another important first

  1. Beth

    OMG Rebecca and Daniel are so cute I can barely stand it!! Congrats on your successful travels.

  2. Glad to hear that your travels were successful!

    Is that place by the lake (kindof) by any chance? I think I’ve been there…like when I was 4. My dad’s family lives in central IL, but we would always eat at their favorite places while in Chi-town for airport pick-ups/shopping, etc.

    Have a great trip!

  3. What a great shot and a great establishment! You’ll have to get multiple pictures there (in same seating arrangement!) as the kiddos get older.

    Love the story of the “Epstein” creation, BTW!

    Enjoy your trip!

  4. Awww, how awesome! I love the pic. I bet the kids loved their grilled cheese!

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